Witchcraft and The Kingston Chronicles

I get asked a lot if I’m a witch, especially by people who’ve read The Kingston Chronicles. Today I want to talk a bit about real life witchcraft and the realism presented in The Kingston Chronicles. The witches of The Kingston Chronicles can do some pretty awesome stuff. From conjuring orbs to astral projection, fromContinue reading “Witchcraft and The Kingston Chronicles”

The First

What’s the first book you ever bought? The first book I remember buying was a paperback copy of A Little Princess by Francis Hodgson Burnett while on a family holiday to Singapore. I remember it clearly, partly, because it’s attached to another memory I have that happened in that bookstore. I was seven and itContinue reading “The First”

This is my Favourite Time of Year

This is my favourite time of year. I celebrate Halloween and Beltaine at this time of year. Halloween is my favourite calendar holiday of all time. The spirit of fun and whimsy surrounding it just calls to me. If you read my post last Halloween you’ll remember that I differentiate Halloween from Samhain. Halloween toContinue reading “This is my Favourite Time of Year”

Sci-Fi Fairy Tales and Goddesses

I had a marvellous weekend even though I was ill. I took the weekend off writing because I was ill for most of last week and just needed some down time. I hit up my local library Saturday morning, returned the books I had out, and picked up some new ones; and oh my godsContinue reading “Sci-Fi Fairy Tales and Goddesses”

Samhain Sorcery Cover Reveal

It should come as no shock to you that I’ve been working really hard on the sequel to The Kingston Chronicles; Samhain Sorcery. My goal was to launch it this Halloween (for the Northern Hemisphere Samhain/Halloween) but realistically there is no way I can have the manuscript finished in, and published, in time. I’m workingContinue reading “Samhain Sorcery Cover Reveal”

Changes At Our State Library

I popped into my local library today to return City of Ashes and saw this poster at the counter (see right). These criteria basically cover everything that I order in at my library, and I’ve ordered in something at least twice a month lately. Up till now we’ve been able to order in 60 booksContinue reading “Changes At Our State Library”

Genre Conventions in Angel Lit

You might be sick of hearing about Angel-lit from me at the moment. Only, it’s such a broad topic that it’s taken me several weeks to say everything I wanted to say. If you’ve stuck with me this long THANK YOU! Next week I promise to not post about Fallen Angels or Demons; well I’mContinue reading “Genre Conventions in Angel Lit”

Feminists and Rebel Angels

This is going to be a slightly longer post today. I condensed it as much as I thought I could but it’s longer than my usual posts. During my undergraduate course I wrote a thesis entitled “Feminist Rebels” and Opening Pandora’s Box: The Sins of Female Angels”, and following on from my previous posts about theContinue reading “Feminists and Rebel Angels”

Fallen Angel Lit – Continued: My Problem with Fallen

Last week I started discussing my obsession with Angel lit. It’s something I could talk for days on. One of the most popular Angel-lit series would have to be Fallen by Lauren Kate but I have a love-hate relationship with it. When I first read it I loved it. It was everything I needed toContinue reading “Fallen Angel Lit – Continued: My Problem with Fallen”

Fallen Angel Lit – Why is it so popular?

I have three main things I like to write about when it comes to my novels: Witches, Fallen Angels and Mermaids. For a short time a couple of years ago I went back to university to study a Masters in Writing (I never finished the course due to health issues) and I chose to baseContinue reading “Fallen Angel Lit – Why is it so popular?”